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post #1 of 8 Old 06-11-2016, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Last weekend I got my new 2015 MKC. 2.0 FWD. The MKC was "built" 9/15/15 so while it appears to be two years old, it is actually only 9 months old. The dealer had amazing discounts to move this old vehicle since it was sharing space with many 16s and 17s.

I have been wanting one since I first saw the brochures. From reading other posts I have the following comments: I love the black headliner and upper panels, no generic off white and with the all black interior- any gaps between the panels are not visible (gaps bother me); on the trip home I went from sea level to over 4,000 feet in a few minutes time with plenty of power to spare and the vehicle is so quiet and smooth with confident handling; the cloth seat inserts sort of change color depending on the angle you look at them; there is plenty of leg room for me the driver; I love the adaptive cruise control and the thing that forces you to stay in your lane; the touchscreen Sync is easy for me to use, I don't understand all the many car magazine's complaints?

Maybe since I have redundant controls, that helps. The touch screen is so much more intuitive and clear when compared to the 2010 MKX I traded in.

I now have the standard sound system, no THX, and it sounds great. I mostly listen to talk shows, old CDs and oldies so it is more than sufficient. The remote starting of the a/c is perfect living in the desert.

I got an amazing deal on this MKC and if you can see the rear plate, their website still lists a 2015 with THX and the Island interior. The Island is a beautiful two tone and any photos don't do it justice like seeing in person. However I have been set on the Center Stage. The dealer was wonderful- I arrived at 9 and was on the road by 1.
By the time I got home (4.5 hour drive) I was confident I made the right decision. This vehicle is loaded with all the tech and features I wanted.
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Great pics of a really nice ride, congrats....my exact sentiments, I love my 2016 MKC 2.3....sweetly loaded with a completely black interior, including headliner...
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2016 MKC, Reserve. White Platinum Met Tri-coat.
Leather ebony interior.
Climate package
Technology package
2.3L GTDI ecoboost.
6-speed select SHIFT auto trans.
20" premium painted Alum wheels.
Equipment Group 300A.
Silver rust protection.
Xzilon exterior paint protection.
Weather Tech front and rear liners ....the rest is ALL Lincoln.
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A build date of 9/15/15 would be MY 2016. My 2016 was built 08/15/15.

2016 MKC - August 2015 build
Platinum White - Wht Sands/Espresso
Reserve 300 AWD
2.3 Ecoboost
Sync 3
20" Wheels
Technology Package
Climate Package
All Weather Floor Mats
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Nice ride!

2015 Lincoln MKC FWD
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April Fools Car

You are correct. I double-checked the paper window sticker and my car was "built" on April 1, 2015 so it is 14 months old. The door jamb sticker shows 4-15.


Still new to me.


When looking at the on-line window sticker a couple of weeks ago it said 09-15-15, maybe that was when the digital version of the sticker was created.


Would any of you be afraid to buy a car built on April Fools Day? I should have asked for a bigger discount.


I just read in the manual (and tested it) that there is a raised set of ribs on the top of the outside door handles and if I have the fob with me I can touch that spot to easily lock all the doors- in addition to the other ways to do so. A lot to learn.


Yesterday I installed a set of the stainless steel bright trim strips for exterior door handles custom for the MKC and they really add to the look.

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The million $ question is: will the bright stainless strips effect the electronic door handles?

2016 MKC, Reserve. White Platinum Met Tri-coat.
Leather ebony interior.
Climate package
Technology package
2.3L GTDI ecoboost.
6-speed select SHIFT auto trans.
20" premium painted Alum wheels.
Equipment Group 300A.
Silver rust protection.
Xzilon exterior paint protection.
Weather Tech front and rear liners ....the rest is ALL Lincoln.
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Not at all. The bright metal building I work in does block the signal. But fortunately it is a long walk once outside work to the car in the lot across the street. At home the signal never fails.
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Very nice. That interior is very unique
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